Helmholtz Zentrum München is the German Research Center for Environmental Health. It investigates important common diseases, which develop from the interaction of lifestyle, environmental factors and personal genetic background, focusing particularly on diabetes mellitus and chronic lung diseases. The Helmholtz Zentrum München has about 2,000 staff members and is headquartered in Neuherberg, in the north of Munich. Helmholtz Zentrum München is a research institution of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Free State of Bavaria. It is a member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers, a community of 18 scientific-technical and medical-biological research centers with a total of about 34,000 staff members.
About German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD)
The German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) is a national network comprised of experts in the field of diabetes research that connects basic research, epidemiology and clinical applications. Members of the network are Helmholtz Zentrum München, the German Diabetes Center in Düsseldorf, the German Institute for Human Nutrition in Potsdam-Rehbrücke, Paul Langerhans Institute of the Carl Gustav Carus University Hospital in Dresden and the Institute for Diabetes Research and Metabolic Diseases of the Helmholtz Zentrum München at the University of Tübingen. The goal of the DZD is to find answers to unsolved questions in diabetes research via an innovative, integrative research approach and to make a major contribution to improving the prevention, diagnosis, and therapy of diabetes mellitus ( http://www.dzd-ev.de/en)
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